10 Now there was ta famine in the land, and Abram uwent down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was vsevere in the land. 11 And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are wa woman of beautiful countenance. 12 Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they xwill kill me, but they will let you live. 13 yPlease say you are my zsister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that 5I may live because of you.”
14 So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful. 15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. 16 He atreated Abram well for her sake. He bhad sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
17 But the Lord cplagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, d“What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.” 20 eSo Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.
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